Sun.Star Cebu



THE Philippine­s suffered its first loss after bowing down to host Vietnam, 2-1, in the women’s football tournament of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on May 11 at the Cam Pha Stadium in Quang Ninh, Vietnam.

The World Cup-bound Filipinas had an early lead with a 15th-minute goal by midfielder Tahnai Annis.

Vietnam, the 32nd ranked women’s squad, scored the equalizer before the end of the first half with a goal by Nguyen Dung.

Tran Trang put Vietnam ahead with a goal in the 50th minute.

The Philippine­s still remained at the top despite the defeat and awaited the result of the match between Vietnam and Cambodia for positionin­g in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, the Philippine­s bagged five more medals in the SEA Games in kurash and rowing.

The Philippine­s won two silver medals and two bronze medals in kurash and a bronze medal in Rowing.

Sydney Sy won a silver in the women’s -87 KG category, while Charmea Quelino also bagged a silver medal in the -52 KG division. Renzo Caseñas won the bronze in the Men’s -81 KG division, while Al Llamas also won a bronze medal in the -60 KG category.

As of press time, the Philippine­s in fourth place with 11 medals—a gold, five silvers and five bronze medals.

Host Vietnam is at the top with 27 medals (10 gold, 7 silver, 10 bronze), followed by Malaysia with 18 medals (9 gold, 3 silver, 6 bronze) and Indonesia with seven medals (3 gold, 4 silver).

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